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tiles with no moisture barrier
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Maddyburg
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Posted: August 11, 2008 7:55 PM

I am dealing with a customer that did a self-installation of tiles. She laid it directly on the plywood subfloor and now four tiles have cracked. She insists that I should only replace the broken tiles but I believe that her issue will continue if the installation is not re-done with a moisture barrier. Help please!
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 14, 2008 9:03 PM

RE: tiles with no moisture barrier
I agree. There should have been an underlayment such as Wonderboard or Hardiboard(set with thinset and nailed down) between the tile and the plywood. The cracked tiles indicate movement in the subfloor. The cement backerboard will help reinforce the subfloor.
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - TileProductions.com
 
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